Northeastern University, Mathematics

404 18732Position ID: NEU-T_TTFY22 [#18732]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, Mathematical Foundations of Modeling and Optimization in Science and Engineering
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Boston, Massachusetts 02115, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematical Foundations of Modeling and Optimization in Science and Engineering
Application Deadline: 2021/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/22, finished 2022/06/18, listed until 2022/08/31)
Position Description:    

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Northeastern University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenure Assistant/Associate Professor position, in the field of Mathematical Foundations of Modeling and Optimization in Science and Engineering. The primary appointment will be in the Department of Mathematics with joint appointments in other Colleges including Khoury College of Computer Sciences and the College of Engineering. Appointments will have the opportunity to collaborate in cross-disciplinary teams across the University and will complement existing strengths. Relevant fields of study include Applied Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Imaging, Discrete and Computational Mathematics, Probability, Optimization, and Network Science. We seek individuals to make research contributions at the interface between Mathematics and the Life Sciences, Engineering, or Computer Sciences. Applications are invited for positions at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) beginning in academic year 2022-2023. Exceptional senior candidates will be considered for appointment at higher ranks. 

 Northeastern is home to the Coastal Sustainability Institute, the Global Resilience Institute, the Barnett Institute for Chemical and Biological Analysis, the Center for Drug Discovery and the Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems, providing a rich multidisciplinary intellectual environment. The Department of Mathematics (“Math”) ( includes 30 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 3 of whom are women, and 2 of whom are from underrepresented racial minority groups; 12 full-time teaching faculty; and 2 faculty with affiliated appointments. Math enrolls approximately 700 Mathematics or Mathematics combined majors; 80 M.S. students; and 35 Ph.D. students. Under new leadership, the College of Science, and Math are in a vibrant expansion phase that includes increasing the representation in mathematics areas that underlie critical applications in the sciences and engineering. 

 Our tenure and promotion process values collaborative research and teamwork. Hires will be mentored for success, with mentoring teams and group guidance. In addition, a strong and effective faculty development strategy is part of the Northeastern institutional mission. The ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development office works in conjunction with the Office of Research Development (ORD), the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI), the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR), and University Decision Support (UDS) to provide programs and trainings to further develop and support a thriving faculty. At Northeastern University, we embrace a culture of respect, where each person is valued for their contribution and is treated fairly. We oppose all forms of racism. We support a culture that does not tolerate any form of discrimination and where each person may belong. We strive to have a diverse membership, one where each person is trained and mentored to promote their success. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting an independent and externally funded research program, and participating in departmental, college, and university service. 

Qualified candidates must have experience in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment. Applicants must have a PhD in Mathematics or a field closely related to one of the above-listed areas of expertise by the appointment start date. Postdoctoral research experience, while recommended, is not required. All applicants should have a strong record of scholarly accomplishment that demonstrates research productivity and the ability to perform cutting edge research. Candidates seeking appointment at the Associate Professor level should have substantial research productivity and an established history of grant support and academic service. Research excellence is the top-most priority. Depending on the research profile and expertise, a joint or affiliate appointment in another department(s) within the University is possible. Interested candidates should apply here with a curriculum vita that includes a list of publications, statements addressing the prompts below, and at least three reference letters. 

Applications will be reviewed beginning on December 15, 2021. Successful faculty at Northeastern will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to contributing to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Thus, strong candidates for this faculty position will have the experiences, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment. 

Please indicate how your experience, knowledge, and skills have prepared you to contribute to this work with written statements addressing the following prompts: 
  •  Research statement: Please describe the focus of your research, including the questions you have identified, the funding you have received to support the work (if applicable), the results you have discovered, and the products of these efforts. Please also describe any research you have undertaken with students, with the external community, and/or with individuals from marginalized groups. Finally, please outline the research directions you foresee pursuing in the College of Science. 
  •  Teaching statement: Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the College of Science (including existing and proposed courses), and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students. 
  •  Equity statement: Please provide an example of a time when you altered or changed your approach to research, teaching, or service because of the diversity of the group you were working with or your awareness of marginalized populations. What changes did you make? Did they have the effects that you hoped for at the time? What did you learn from this situation? How would you expect to apply what you learned from this situation as a faculty member in the College of Science? We are interested in how you handled and learned from a past situation, not the identities of the people involved, so please only disclose what you are comfortable with. 

 Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see:

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Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
567 Lake Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115